SCI FI Picks Up Toon From Hellboy Creator

SCI Fi Channel, home of the new, adult-oriented CG comedy Tripping the Rift, has announced a few new shows set to join its lineup for 2005-2006. Among them is Amazing Screw-On Head, a half-hour animated comedy series adapted from the critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning comic book by Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy.

Amazing Screw-On Head will follow the exploits of a robotic secret agent who can screw his head onto a wide variety of bodies. Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, NBC’s Carrie) and Jason Netter (Kickstart Prods.) will executive produce. Fuller will write and Netter will oversee animation.

Also coming to the cabler is Witchhunter Robin, a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime series. The gritty urban tale of action and horror centers on a small, specialized team of cops who set out to capture rogue witches who are abusing their powers. Robin, the newest member of the team, happens to be a witch herself–a trait that makes her a great cop and a danger to everyone around her. Joe Menosky, who spearheaded SCI FI’s upcoming Anonymous Rex, is on board as writer and exec producer. Roy Lee (The Ring) and Doug Davison will also executive produce.

SCI FI also has an untitled Joel Schumacher/April Smith project in development. Described as Sex and the City meets V, the edgy urban drama has aliens come down to earth to study human experience in preparation for an eventual invasion. When a sexy alien female falls in love with a human male, a deadly tale of love, lust and world domination unfolds. Schumacher (Batman and Robin) will direct and three-time Emmy nominee Smith (Chicago Hope) will write. The two will also share exec producing duties.

Other additions will include Monster Smash, a WWE-style showdown that will feature actors transformed into giant mutant monsters via prosthetics and special effects by Academy Award-winning creature maker Stan Winston, and Stranded, an action/adventure/reality series that will crash land two teams on an "alien planet," where they will have to use cutting-edge technology to survive a series of extreme challenges and compete for a big cash prize.